Dr. Patricia Adelekan, better known as Dr. Pat was born in Columbus, Ohio where she received her basic education. She earned a B.A. degree from The Ohio State University in 1966; a M.A. degree from San Francisco State University and her Ph.d. from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria.
She married Dr. Adetunji Adelekan, M.D. from Harvard University and they have 4 professional children. The family lived 10 years in Nigeria.
Dr. Pat has been an educator for many years. She trains teachers and has taught in high schools – like Valley High and in colleges and universities – all over the world. She has taught at Cerritos College, Long Beach City College, Compton Community College, and the Unversity of Southern California to mention a few institutions..
What does she teach???? She teaches integrated and cross cultural studies, and languages: English, ESL, French and German and some Spanish. Dr. Pat Speaks 5 languages and is also founder of a well-known non-profit youth organization called Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. She is the founder of the International Educators' Hall of Fame with representations from 21 countries.
Dr. Pat has been in Toastmasters for 3 years. She is a Distinguished Toastmaster – the highest achievement that a Toastmaster can earn. She earned this title in less than 2 years – the first person to ever earn DTM it so quickly-- in the history of Toastmasters.
She is very compassionate about people, youths, teaching, and Toastmasters. She is always a favorite with students of all ages and cultures—throughout the world.
Today, we are happy to have her as part of our team. Let’s welcome her -- Dr. Pat Adelekan.